York Diocesan Archive: Diocesan Office

Scope and Content

The records of the Diocesan Office have been arranged into 7 sub sub fonds as follows:

  • Diocesan Synod
  • Diocesan Board of Finance
  • Diocesan Pastoral Committee
  • Redundant Churches Uses Committee
  • Diocesan Ordination Candidates Council
  • Diocesan Board of Patronage
  • Diocesan Publications

Administrative / Biographical History

Whilst not a record creating body in itself, the Diocesan Office has long been the administrative hub of the Diocese of York. Today, the Diocesan Office oversees all administrative matters (boards, councils & committees etc) relating to church government, property, finance, investment and communication throughout the diocese.


The system of arrangement is reflected in the scope & content.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation and the wishes of the donors/owners of the records.

Acquisition Information

The Diocesan Office has deposited records relating to the Diocese of York at the Borthwick Institute since c1953.


Description compiled by Victoria Stretch, Archives Hub project archivist, March 2004 with reference to 'A Guide to the Archive Collections in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research', David M Smith 1973, 'A Supplementary Guide to the Archive Collections in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research', David M Smith 1980 and 'A Guide to Archival Accessions at the Borthwick Institute 1981-1996' complied by Alexandrina Buchanan, 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Where indicated, hard copy finding aids are available at the Borthwick Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers. Copying will not be undertaken if there is a risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute University of York terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under the provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Appraisal Information

These records have been appraised in accordance with Borthwick Institute policy.


Accruals are expected

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